The Lifecycle of an All-Digital Magazine

In Episode 7 of the Paywall Podcast, ZEEN101’s Jeremy Green talks to Todd Moen of Catch Magazine. The Official Journal of Flyfishing Photography and Film, Catch has been an all-digital, high-resolution publication for over a decade.

In that time, the magazine has weathered every storm and survived every evolution of web-based content. Jeremy and Todd talk through it all.

The Highlights

The key takeaways include:

  • The crucial importance of not just great content, but the right great content;
  • Knowing when you’ve found the right format for your publication;
  • The pros and cons of the ever-evolving technology of the publication industry (pros: a better, more versatile experience; cons: it can take a lot of work to keep up with it);
  • Daring to dream about different revenue streams (AKA, A print-on-demand coffee table book may be more affordable than you think);
  • The value of a searchable, shareable publication.

Though Catch appeals to a niche audience, its journey will resonate with every publisher and its triumphs are proof of what a passion project can become with the right tools.

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